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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUSPECT'ING, ppr. Imagining without evidence; mistrusting upon slight grounds.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Suspect Sus*pect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suspected; p. pr. & vb. n. Suspecting.] 1. To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of the existence of, without proof, and often upon weak evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to surmise; -- commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or wrong; as, to suspect the presence of disease. Nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little; and therefore men should remedy suspicion by procuring to know more. --Bacon. From her hand I could suspect no ill. --Milton. 2. To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation. 3. To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story. --Addison. 4. To look up to; to respect. [Obs.] Syn: To mistrust; distrust; surmise; doubt.

Moby Thesaurus

Pyrrhonic, agnostic, cagey, cautious, chary, disinclined to believe, disposed to doubt, distrustful, doubtful, doubting, dubious, from Missouri, guarded, hard of belief, impervious to persuasion, in doubt, inconvincible, incredulous, leery, mistrustful, mistrusting, questioning, scrupulous, shy, shy of belief, skeptical, suspicious, uncertain, unconvincible, uncredulous, unpersuadable, unpersuasible, untrusting, unwilling to accept, wary



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